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Oct 8, 2012 5:00pm EDT
if you look at what they have said on this issue, both obama and romney's plans are vague. if i were moderating the debate that is coming october 3rd, i would spend about half of it asking them what would you do specifically. give us the diagnosis of the plan -- [applause] and tell us what you're really going to do. and part of that question is there has to be a willingness to compromise, and there has to be an innate willingness to do things that are painful for your side. i'm going to stop there, and we'll do questions. one more story. remember years ago the head of simon & schuster after i had published one of my books took me to dinner in new york city at one of these restaurants where you would never want to go where you have to pay. [laughter] and he said what's your next book going to be about in and i said, oh, well, i haven't decided. i'm going to do some thinking, some reading, some research. and he looked at me and said, what? i said, yeah, i want to do thinking, reading, reporting, weighing the alternatives, and he said why are you going to waste your time? [laughter] i s
CSPAN
Oct 11, 2012 9:00am EDT
a nuclear weapon shows that ultimately both the president obama and mr. romney recognize the threat that iran poses. the issue is where do you go from there? fine, it's your priority. how do you deal with it quacks it's no good to say -- deal with it? it's no good to say what he would've said seven years ago, six years ago. that is not a prescription for the future. we keep looking back, the real issue is how do you get the iranians to stop enrichment? if you wait until there a month away or six weeks away and then so i'm going to rely on my intelligence, i repeat, our intelligence doesn't allow us to pick up your the good guys and bad guys in syria. our intelligence didn't tell us that, well, actually they did tell us that is going to be trouble in libya and egypt, but we ignored the intelligence. and there's a hearing today about it. pat kennedy is testifying about it. so even if we get the intelligence, that doesn't mean we will pay attention to it. how far do you want to risk that? what mr. rahman is saying is i don't want to take that kind of risk. i share with the president th
CSPAN
Oct 11, 2012 12:00pm EDT
considerably and i think that both i would give credit to romney and obama for picking a vice presidential nominee that cannot only help them get elected but could help them gerch. i think they are responsible selections in that respect. and i think no matter who wins this. we're going see either ryan or biden play a significant role or the next four years. >> we of course, previewing the upcome vice presidential debate taking place on the campus of centere college. let me share with both of you one of the moment from february 2010 during the height of the health care debate a meeting took place that bare house across the street from the white house and comment by then congressman paul ryan on the health care bill and the vice president. >> the bill has ten years of tax increases about a half trail collars. with ten years of medicare cuts about half trillion dollars to pay for six years of spending. what's the true ten year cost of the bill? that's $2.3 trillion. it does a couple of other things. it takes $52 billion in higher social security tax revenue and counts them as off sense but th
CSPAN
Oct 9, 2012 12:00pm EDT
that both obama and romney need to address, which is the question of al qaeda and u.s. national security is really what american voters do care about. they may be less concerned about what is happening with writing a new constitution in tunisia, although that is an important moment for this middle east, but they are certainly concerned if the instability of this up evil gives rise to new ungoverned spaces, which allow al qaeda or its affiliate and ideally that is what happened in benghazi and parts of libya. libya arguably is the new semi-failed state in the business central government control over all of this territory and that's part of why you saw this terrible security strategy. but on the specifics of the incident, there's an official investigation and we not only by the ei, the state department has launched what it calls an official accountability review board. those are early into this investigation so we don't have a full picture even now of what actually occurred here but there's no question this is a major tragedy. it's the first time in two decades the u.s. that there's been a
CSPAN
Oct 11, 2012 5:00pm EDT
hand money. romney follow suit and now both candidates are off to the races. it is a choice, and a meaningful one in a decision both candidates made. they don't have to raise money if they don't want to. >> dollars are not stuffed into ballot boxes. what are the dollars used for? they are to persuade people to vote. and that sounds a lot like speech when we think about it that way. and ultimately, we as voters have to make decisions about what we are going to do. one of the concerns we have a say too many voters essentially won't take that seriously and there's passive receptors of the things they hear in the television. there may be some truth to that. but ultimately if that's the direction they're going to take ourselves, we're really giving up on democracy. we have to assume voters will try to do the job. again, there's good evidence that spending as to voters knowledge, increases voter knowledge and increase in the election. in the end, it is not contrary to democracy to say that we're going to let people speak as much as they can speak, anymore than the issues are probl
CSPAN
Oct 12, 2012 12:00pm EDT
that ultimately both the president obama and mr. romney recognized the threat that iran poses. the issue is, where do you go from there? fine, it's your priority. how do you deal with a? it is no good to say what president george w. bush may or may not have done eight years ago, seven years ago, six years ago. that is not a prescription for the future. people looking back will get a stiff neck or go the real issue is how do you get the iranians to stop enrichment? if you wait until they are a month away or six weeks away and then say i'm going to rely on my intelligence, i repeat, our intelligence doesn't allow us to pick out who are the good guys in the bad guys in syria. our intelligence doesn't tell us -- actually they did tell us there would be to trouble in libya and egypt but we ignored the intelligence. and that's still coming out. there is a hearing today about it and kennedy is testifying about it. even if we get them it doesn't mean we are going to pay attention to them. how far do you want to risk that? mr. romney is saying i don't take that kind of risk. i share with the president the
CSPAN
Oct 10, 2012 12:00pm EDT
it so both candidates campaigning in ohio and then as we said showing the race tightening after the debate here is "the new york post" this morning showing that nationwide according to the gallup, romney is up 49%. president obama 37% coming and then here you can see the state of ohio this is a cnn report showing president obama the four-point lead over governor romney in ohio the american research group showing romney up 48% in ohio and president obama 47%, so tightening across the country in the battleground states. samford for the democratic call. we will go back to the topic here. the supreme court to hear affirmative action cases today. what do you think clacks >> caller: back in the 2003 opinion i think it kind of encapsulates in the sense that the constitution does not prevent your consideration. they also said in that opinion race could not be the primary factor. it could be one of many factors. so why would hope there could be a way where if ms. fisher was denied mission and there were people that were more qualified i think that, you know, that procedure could be discr
CSPAN
Oct 9, 2012 9:00am EDT
, given the way the poll sort of reveals the war weariness of the american public, how can romney or obama persuade the u.s. public that they need to support a vision of leadership? what does this poll tell us about how americans are struggling with the balance between leadership both unilateralism, intervention, nonintervention as they continue to feel that priorities are here at homesome. >> well, that's exactly the right question, tammy, because i think struggling with ambivalence, tension, even contradiction is the heart of the matter. and let me try to unpack that. i'm going to offer four broad generalizations about the state of american public opinion on these questions in general, and then i will end where shibley ended, with some brief comments on the syrian issue. first, let me just make a technical polling note. and that is that this is a survey of adults. it's not a survey of registered voters, let alone likely voters. and so there are some, there are some differences as you impose increasingly demanding screens on adults. and these, these results will probably pick up more youn
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